Bryce Nesbitt wrote:
> But I agree it's not desirable to wrap file any sort of stream output,
> by default, as that would break just about any script known to mankind.
> Yet wrapping is a very user-friendly default for interactive terminals.
> This is potentially an irreconcilable inconsistency.
> I weigh in on the side of leaving it inconsistent, but making it really
> easy to force the behavior you want with something like:
> \pset format wrap [auto|nnn|off]
> But that leaves a big hole: what does the setting in .psqlrc refer to?
> Do we need separate controls in .psql?
> \pset format_terminal wrap [auto|nnn|off]
> \pset format_terminal html
> \pset format_stream wrap [auto|nnn|off]
> \pset format_stream html
> Where, on a stream, auto and off would have the same meaning, and \pset
> format would set both?
Hey, I can work with this idea. First, there really is no 'off' mode
for wrapped because that is aligned. What we could do is to have:
\pset format wrapped display
affect only output to the screen, using the screen width, and:
\pset format wrapped nnn
affect output to the screen and file/pipes.
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